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Advances in Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer: Robert H. Vonderheide, MD, DPhil (Part 1) Video

Advances in Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer: Robert H. Vonderheide, MD, DPhil (Part 1)

Dr. Robert H. Vonderheide, Director of the Abramson Cancer Center at Penn Medicine, reviews the triumphs and challenges of cancer therapy over the last quarter century, focusing on new tools and the motivation driving the focus on immunotherapy ...

Why Are Brain Tumor Second Opinions Important? — the Penn Brain Tumor Center Video

Why Are Brain Tumor Second Opinions Important? — the Penn Brain Tumor Center

As M. Sean Grady, Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, explains, when patients are faced with a malignant brain tumor, a second opinion from the specialists at the Penn Brain Tumor Center can confirm or clarify the initial diagnosis and, ...

Clinical Trials and Research at the Penn Brain Tumor Center Video

Clinical Trials and Research at the Penn Brain Tumor Center

The Penn Brain Tumor Center offers patients access to innovative advances in treatment -- including immunotherapy -- through personalized clinical trials.

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Penn Clinical Research Roundup: Breast Cancer News

Penn Clinical Research Roundup: Breast Cancer

Penn faculty, physician scientists and medical trainees frequently contribute to research in the fields of medical and surgical oncology. Both Penn and the Abramson Cancer Center have created a culture deeply rooted in research, academic ...

Penn Heart & Vascular: First to Offer Embolic Protection Device during TAVR for Stroke Prevention in Philadelphia News

Penn Heart & Vascular: First to Offer Embolic Protection Device during TAVR for Stroke Prevention in Philadelphia

Penn Heart & Vascular has become one of the highest volume treatment centers for TAVR in the United States and the most experienced TAVR provider in the Philadelphia region.

Blood Test Identifies More Treatable Cancer Mutations Than Tissue Biopsy Alone News

Blood Test Identifies More Treatable Cancer Mutations Than Tissue Biopsy Alone

Researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania found that they could identify significantly more mutations through liquid biopsy instead of a solid tissue biopsy alone.

News Updates

New Opioid Prescription Dosages Drop 22 Percent in Penn Medicine’s New Jersey Practices Following Changes to State Law and Health Record Alerts

Friday, October 11, 2019 2:06 PM

The total amount of opioids dispensed per new opioid prescription decreased by 22 percent in Penn Medicine outpatient practices in New Jersey after the state passed a law limiting prescriptions to a five-day supply for new opioid prescriptions.

Penn Medicine Information Services Named to Most Wired List for 15th Year

Friday, October 11, 2019 11:02 AM

For the seventh consecutive year, Penn Medicine’s Information Services (IS) have been recognized on the Healthcare’s Most Wired list compiled by CHIME (the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives).

Awards & Accolades: September 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:52 PM

Learn how Penn clinicians and researchers are being honored by their peers.

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Physician Blog

Breast Reconstruction at Penn Plastic Surgery: Patient Safety is Paramount

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:00 PM

Breast implants are very safe in 2019, but this procedure can include some risks. Learn more about Penn Plastic Surgery’s commitment to patient safety and informed patient consent from Joseph M. Serletti, MD, FACS, Chief of Penn Plastic Surgery.

Penn GynOnc Docs off the Clock: Rocking Out and Running Races in Support of Women’s Health

Sunday, September 8, 2019 8:00 PM

Two Penn Medicine gynecologic oncologists have found alternative ways to leverage their hobbies and passions into their professional missions to enhance their patients’ health.

Penn EP Director Francis E Marchlinski MD Reviews Ventricular Arrhythmias

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 8:00 PM

It’s never too soon to refer a patient for ventricular arrhythmia, according to Francis Marchlinski, MD, Director of Electrophysiology, University of Pennsylvania Health System. Originating in the lower chambers of the heart, ventricular ...

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Penn Events

2019 Penn Kidney Transplant Symposium

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 8am – 4pm Program Overview: Education Session for Nephrology Nurses, Transplant Nurses, Social Workers & Dialysis Unit Staff Target Audience: Nephrology Nurses Transplant Nurses Social Workers ...

A Seat at the Table: Women in Oncology

Monday, November 11, 2019, 7:30 – 9:30am Agenda coming soon. Address: 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia PA, 19104 Location: Smilow Center for Translational Research Type of Event: Conference Sponsor: Abramson ...

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